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  • Hallyu: Riding the Korean Wave

    Posted by AC Team

    Hallyu: Riding the Korean Wave
    If you know Rain, BoA (shown left), and Sistar, then you already know K-Pop, Korea’s contemporary pop music and its artists. K-Pop music is one of the fastest growing music genres in the world, and along with Korea’s popular TV drama serials, films and comic books are a growing source of export revenue for Korea.   The growing global fan base of Korea's entertainment and...

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  • #OscarsSoWhite - Few Asian Americans honored with Oscar Nominations - Chris Rock Hosts the Oscars

    Posted by AC Team

    Updates February 29, 2016 Congratulations to South Asian Canadian Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy. She won an Oscar for her short documentary, "A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness." It is her second Oscar for the Pakistani Canadian filmmaker.   February 28, 2016 Whether you decide to skip viewing the Oscars this year or not, let's celebrate the few Asian Americans who won Academy Award nominations this year. (click the top headline for the full article) Despite the lack of nonwhite nominees in the acting categories, hooray - several Asian Americans are nominated for Oscars for their work on animated films: Sanjay Patel (nominated for Best Animated Short Film. Sanjay directed Pixar's Sanjay's Super Team), Ronnie del Carmen (Ronnie co-directed, and is credited wit...
  • October 11, 2016 is Season 3 Premiere of FRESH OFF THE BOAT

    Posted by Suzanne Kai

    Update!  "Fresh Off the Boat" has been renewed by ABC for a third season. The season premiere is October 11, 2016! ============ Now that the season is open - Watch the show Tuesdays at 8:30/7:30c! ABC's FRESH OFF THE BOAT returns for its Season 2 Premiere Tuesday, September 22, 2015 at 8:30/7:30c.  TVline.com and FashionStyle.com report that Shaquille O/Neal will be a guest star in Season 2. Here is the Season 2 premiere poster inspired by artist Edward Hopper's painting "Nighthawks." You can catch up on the show here at ABC.com. Related articles: February 4, 2015 8 Reasons we need Fresh Off the Boat to succeed by TV Guide Executive Editor Hanh Nguyen  March 10, 2015 ABC TVs Fresh Off the Boat commentary by State's Jennifer Lai, Angry Asian Man's P...
  • Its Official! Jeremy Lin says he's joining the Charlotte Hornets

    Posted by Suzanne Kai

    July 8, 2015 It's Official! Jeremy Lin has announced on his website and on his Facebook page that he's joining the Charlotte Hornets.  Jeremy posted: "Going into my first true free agency as an NBA player this off-season, the one thing that mattered to me the most was finding a team that would be a good fit for me. I wanted to be on a team where I would be able to play freely and truly play the game I love with joy again. That has always been the most important thing to me. After a LOT of prayer and long discussions with family and friends, I wanted to personally let you guys know I'll be joining the Charlotte Hornets.  My journey has never looked the way I (or anyone else) thought it would, but God has always worked things out for my good and I am confident that he will continue to...
  • V3con Honors Actor Randall Park, Yahoo Style's Joe Zee and Buzzfeed's Publisher Dao Nguyen

    Posted by Suzanne Kai

    Update: Tickets are available now to the 2016 V3con Digital Media Conference! 2016 Honorees are: John Cho, Jennifer Yuh Nelson and Phil Yu Save the date! June 24-25, 2016  Japanese American National Museum  100 North Central Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90012 Los Angeles by Suzanne Joe Kai, board member AAJA-LA.org Photo: Dao Nguyen Publisher, Buzzfeed The fourth annual V3con, presented this Friday evening and all-day Saturday by the Los Angeles Chapter of the Asian American Journalists Association, recognizes the “Vision. Visibility. Voice.” of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in digital and social media. An awards reception will take place Friday evening June 26, 2015 and an all day conference the following day June 27 with a full schedule of panels and wo...

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